Friday, 23 June 2017


ISRO launches the PSLV-C38/CARTOSAT-2 successfully.It launched 31 SATELLITES at a time on 23rd JUNE'17 at 09:29 AM IST from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre SHAR, Sriharikota.While NASA launches WORLD'S LIGHTEST SATELLITE made by an 18 year old student of Chennai on 22nd JUNE'17 weighing 64 GRAMS, ISRO is no less,as it launched the PSLV-C38. We all know that ISRO is that space organisation which already bagged a WORLD RECORD of launching 104 satellites at one go.Lets talk about the PSLV-C38 (PSLV-Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle)it has got 712kg weighing Cartosat-2 which is used for nano level remote sensing program,which will be helpful for the military and defense fields of India.

The Cartosat series has got 7 satellites named as Cartosat-1,Cartosat-2,Cartosat-2A,Cartosat-2B,Cartosat-2C,Cartosat-2D,Cartosat-2E, the Cartosat-2E hass been launched today morning in the pslv-c38.This satellites are also known as Earth observation satellites,it is very helpful for India to build its own mapping system.One of the 30 co-passenger satellites carried by PSLV-C38 was the 15 kg NIUSAT, a University/Academic Institute satellite from Nurul Islam University, Tamil Nadu, India. The remaining 29 co-passenger satellites carried were international customer satellites from USA (10)
United Kingdom (3)
Belgium (3)
Italy (3)
Austria (1)
Chile (1)
Czech Republic (1)
Finland (1)
France (1)
Germany (1)
Japan (1)
Latvia (1)
Lithuania (1)
Slovakia (1).

PSLV-C38 lifted off at 0929 hrs (9:29 am) IST, as planned, from the First Launch Pad.  After a flight of about 16 minutes, the satellites achieved a polar Sun Synchronous Orbit of 505 km inclined at an angle of 97.44 degree to the equator (very close to the intended orbit) and in the succeeding seven and a half minutes, all the 31 satellites successfully separated from the PSLV in a predetermined sequence beginning with Cartosat-2 series satellite, followed by NIUSAT and 29 customer satellites.  The total number of Indian satellites launched by PSLV now stands at 48.


After separation, the two solar arrays of Cartosat-2 series satellite were deployed automatically and ISRO's Telemetry, Tracking and Command Network (ISTRAC) at Bangalore took over the control of the satellite. In the coming days, the satellite will be brought to its final operational configuration following which it will begin to provide various remote sensing services using its panchromatic (black and white) and multispectral (colour) cameras.

With today’s successful launch, the total number of customer satellites from abroad placed in orbit by India’s workhorse launch vehicle PSLV has reached 209. ISRO gives some updates out after the success about their previous satellites and also says that it would launch another COMMUNICATION SATELLITE on 28th JUNE'17.

”Congratulations to ISRO on its 40th successful Polar satellite launch ... You make us proud!” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted.
Modi's government has been promoting the space programme as a showcase of low-cost technology. 
In 2015, the global space industry was valued at $323 billion, according to Space Foundation report, and India accounted for just 0.6 percent of that business.
Friday's lift-off comes 18 days after India put a three-tonne satellite, its heaviest, into the orbit matching the technical know-how of the United states, Russia, China, Japan and the European Space Agency.
”Our effort of continuing to provide increased earth observation, navigation as well as communication will continue,” ISRO chief A.K. Kiran Kumar said in a speech after the launch. 


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